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Zucchini Squash

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Zucchini Squash, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Summer Squash Collection.




This is what most people think of as summer squash. It’s green and long, with flattened sides and can be cooked when tender, usually sliced as an ingredient in a sauté. You can also put it on the grill, grate it for making quick bread, or spiralize it as a noodle substitute. Don’t let these get too big or they’ll become bland and watery.


  • Flavor is of average sweetness
  • Skin and flesh are of average toughness
  • Also comes in yellow or green with pale green stripes

Is zucchini your favorite summer squash? If so, please tell us your favorite recipes.


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